Marlon M. Bailey is an Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation at ASU. He is also a former Visiting Professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco.
Marlon’s book, Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, a performance ethnography of Ballroom culture, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2013. Butch Queens Up in Pumps was awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association. In 2014, it was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Book Award in LGBT studies. Dr. Bailey has published essays in Signs, Feminist Studies, Souls, Gender, Place, and Culture, The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, AIDS Patient Care & STDs, LGBT Health, and several book collections. Marlon’s essay, “Black Gay (Raw) Sex,” appears in No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies (Duke U Press 2016), edited by E. Patrick Johnson. Marlon is also a theatre/performance artist and recently performed his one-man show in progress, “Exploring Black Queer Sex, Love, and Life in the Age of AIDS,” at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada.
Bailey is an LGBTQ HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health advocate and advocate. He has served nine years and is former Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Brothers United Inc. a Black LGBT HIV prevention agency in Indianapolis. He is also the former Inaugural Chair of the Black Gay Research Group. Marlon holds a PhD in African American Studies, with a designated emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality, from the University of California-Berkeley.